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The largest military operation in Afghanistan since the 2001 ouster of the Taliban is under way. Two hours after the passing of holy Friday, U.S. Predator and Apache aircraft launched missiles at ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 116 comments on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 05:43 AM PST with 23 Recommends
The news reports all concur, the new American "strategy" being unveiled with the assault on Marjah in Helmand Province consists of clearing "bad guys" from an area then "rushing in" development aid, ...
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 01:10 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Four years ago, the British and NATO launched Operation Eagle's Summit in Afghanistan. They wanted to get 80 tons of turbine up to the Kajaki dam. The dam provides electricity to Helmand province ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 08:30 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Some five decades ago, U.S. engineers went into the desert of Helmand to build irrigation canals. These canals brought water down from the bend of the Helmand River, turning a patch of desert into ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 02:20 PM PST with 18 Recommends
As the world prepares for a turkey shoot in Marjah village , Helmand Province in which civilian lives will matter less than body ...
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 95 comments on Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 12:50 PM PST with 17 Recommends
What follows is an edited diary sent to me by a friend, Chris Lincoln Jones, who has spent the last eight months in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He would have posted this himself, except for ...
by Brit
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 11:47 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Author's note: I published this diary about the Kajaki dam last year. Like most Afghanistan diaries, it didn't get much readership. So I'm republishing it now. Slightly revisited : In May, ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:05 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sacked five provincial governors, including a key Western ally in one of the most turbulent battlegrounds of the south, officials said Thursday. ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 02:12 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
(Cross-posted at Return Good for Evil ) Having just seen The Hangover , I'm tempted to ask if the U.S. ...
by dcrowe
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 10:36 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Slightly old story, but still illustrative of the general problem facing military strategy in the next few years... ((youtube xN2xSGlboG8)) WTF are we going to do with this Afghanistan place?
by Salo
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 08:37 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Developing the Infrastructure . An short history of early U.S. development efforts in Afghanistan. The Helmand Valley Authority (HVA) was one of the most ambitious and complex undertakings in the ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 10:30 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
by dcrowe
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 05:12 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Not exactly revelations but Karzai, really didn't appear to value the input of British troops in Helmand. It appears to be the case that the Americans had no particular affection for the "borrowers" ...
by Salo
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 02, 2010 at 05:43 PM PST with 3 Recommends